Privacy Policy

The Basics

I will always respect the privacy of individuals and organisations who browse this website and who leave their personal details with me.

I record the basic information provided by your web browser when you access our website. I also make use of third-party analytics cookies to provide anonymised information on website usage (e.g. Google Analytics). I use this data to monitor our website traffic to provide you with a better browsing experience. You can block these cookies in your web browser settings (more info on this here).

When you register your contact details with me:

  • I do not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with any other organisations
  • I provide you with mechanisms to amend your details as retained by us, or remove them from our database (just email me!)

If you wish to amend your details, or be removed from our contact database, please send an email containing your request to: creativelyadventurous@gmail.com

More in Depth

Who we are

Our website address is: https://creativelyadventurous.com. It is run by Katie in the United Kingdom. Contact: creativelyadventurous@gmail.com

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

This section details what personal data this site collects from users and site visitors. This may include personal data, such as name, email address, personal account preferences; and technical data, such as information about cookies.

Personal data is not just created by your interactions with this site. Personal data is also generated from technical processes such as contact forms, comments, cookies, analytics, and third party embeds.

By default WordPress does not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users.

Comments

Do not post anything on the internet that you would not want to be on the internet forever.

When visitors leave comments on this site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

If you decide to comment via your facebook account then information about your profile will also be collected and by commenting through facebook you are providing your consent for this.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

When you submit information via the contact form on my website I collect your name, email address and your message. This information is forwarded to my email and I may keep it for up to 6 months for customer service purposes and history documentation. If you would like your information to be deleted then you can say so when submitting the contact form or request this by emailing me (creativelyadventurous@gmail.com). I do not use the information submitted through the form for marketing purposes at all.

Cookies

For more detailed information about cookie usage and cookies present on this site please go to my Cookie policy: https://creativelyadventurous.com/cookie-policy-uk/

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites 

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. You can turn this off in cookie preferences.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

My site is hosted by Siteground and they may collect some anonymous analytics data. Here’s the privacy policy for my web host.

I have installed the Google Analystics Dashboard for WP by ExactMetrics plugin that provides anonymised analytics services. More information about how this plugin works in regards to the GDPR and privacy rules can be found here.

You can opt out of Google Analytics across all websites by adding this browser extension.

Who we share your data with

I use several third party embeds and plugins to make this website an attractive, responsive and practical user experience.

Youtube embeds. Privacy policy for Youtube.

Instagram embeds. Privacy policy for Instagram.

Pinterest embeds. Privacy policy for Pinterest.

Facebook embeds. Privacy policy for Facebook.

Google AdSense. Privacy policy for Google Ads.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

If you sign up to my Mailchimp mailing list then your email is retained until you unsubscribe.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

European data protection law requires data about European residents which is transferred outside the European Union to be safeguarded to the same standards as if the data was in Europe. Measures are in place to protect information that you provide to this site. Any data that you provide in the form of a private email or contact form is kept confidential and never shared, sold or rented.

As this site uses third party apps, some data will be sent outside the European Union. The companies that this involves have their privacy policies listed above.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

My contact information

For privacy specific concerns please contact me at my email address; creativelyadventurous.com

How we protect your data

When you provide data in an email or contact form or when subscribing to the newsletter your contact details are not shared, sold or rented.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If a data breach, in the form of hacking of an email connected to this site or to the website itself, occurred then I will broadcast this fact on all of my linked social media accounts and to my email list. It is generally recommended that you change passwords for all your accounts on a regular basis.

What third parties we receive data from

I receive anonymised data about users of this site in the form of analytics information from Google Analytics, Google AdSense and Jetpack.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

I live within the EEA area so this website is subject to privacy and GDPR compliancy. You can find more information about this here.

Check out my cookie policy here: https://creativelyadventurous.com/cookie-policy-uk/